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Farm accident support group to be established for Cork

Embrace FARM, the voluntary bereavement group established to support families in the aftermath of fatal and non-fatal accidents, is to establish a network in Cork. The move follows one of the worst years on record for farm accidents, with 30 people killed on Irish farms in 2014 – almost triple the death toll of five years previous.  Cork was the worst hit county last year with six of the 30

Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club hosts “A Very Special Christmas at Fota House”

SICK children who attend Cork city hospitals are to experience a wonderful Christmas surprise on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015. More than 240 vulnerable or sick children will visit Fota House which will be transformed into a magical Christmas setting thanks to Santa, the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club volunteers and a little help from the Elves!

CoAction Beara Christmas Fair

THE committee of Coaction Beara would like to invite people to the annual CoAction Christmas Fair. The event has been a success for a number of years and the committee hope to build on that success this year by the creation of a Winter Wonderland in the Polytunnel at the centre on the north road. This has been developed by everyone in the centre with generous assistance from local businesses. The

Ornua welcomes Carbery Macra members to the home of Irish dairy

MACRA na Feirme, the Irish young farmers and rural youth organisation, and Ornua representatives visited Ornua Deutschland, the home of Irish dairy in Germany recently. Carbery Macra members John O’Driscoll, Padraig O’Driscoll and Eileen Hurley joined Ornua and Macra representatives to visit the Ornua Deutschland manufacturing and packaging plant in Neukirchen-Vluyn.

Clonakilty writer releases new anti-bullying film

Because I am Human, an anti-bullying poetry film is now online. It is three-minutes-long. The poem was written by Clonakilty native Dave Lordan in 2012, as a gesture of help towards a young relative of his suffering from bullying. It was aired by RTE Arena, and the RTE Playback programme, reaching an audience of hundreds of thousands.

Field of Dreams launched by Down Syndrome Cork

A GROUND-BREAKING new project has been launched for adults with Down syndrome in Cork which will be the first of its kind in Ireland. Field of Dreams was officially launched by Down Syndrome Cork (DS Cork) at its gala dinner which was held at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel recently.

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary

THE Bantry Bay Lions  hosted a successful fund-raising dinner at the Mariner in Bantry on Friday, October 30th. Lion’s members and guests enjoyed a Prosecco reception followed by a lovely buffet meal. A total of €330 was raised for contribution to the Trobolgan respite holiday project. This project allows Carers to take a respite vacation for one week, subsidised by the Lions Clubs of Ireland. The Bantry Bay Lions would

Bandon event highlights importance of cycle safety

A ROAD safety information event, and cycle workshop was held at the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon recently. This event was organised by Garda Damian White, Community Garda Bandon, with assistance from Niamh Sammon, Operations Manager, Riverview Shopping Centre, Karen McCarthy the Road Safety Authority Education Officer, and Ruth Bullough and Katie Mann from Cycle Sense.